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Law Library Student Services

Information for UW Law students about the services we offer.

Checking Out Books--Contactless Pick-Up on Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell Campuses

Search for your book using the catalog. Log in to request it directly from the catalog. Fall 2020 UW Libraries Contactless Curbside Pick-Up instructions here. We are not able to circulate equipment at this time. Materials that would have been on course reserve in person are now available for 1 week checkout as Reference Area items.

Law Library Materials

Loan Periods for UW Law Students
Law Library Location Loan Period for UW Law Students
Bar Reserves, Info Desk L1 UW Law ONLY, 1 week
Classified Stacks, L1 & L2 12 weeks, subject to recall
Compact Stacks, L2 12 weeks, subject to recall
Course Reserves, Info Desk L1* GATES HALL USE ONLY--4 hours
Equipment, Info Desk L1** GATES HALL USE ONLY--end of the day
Good Reads, L1 12 weeks, subject to recall
Microfiche & Microfilm, Reference Area L1 12 weeks, subject to recall
Reference Area, L1 1 week

*Materials that were previously course reserve (casebooks, required study aids, etc.) are now available for 1 week check out. Use the catalog to find and request them.

**We are unable to check out equipment at this time. Please write to if you have a need for equipment.

Other UW Libraries

Request materials from other UW Libraries through the catalog or visit the library in person to check materials out. Map of all UW Libraries. Most UW Libraries materials check out for 12 weeks, subject to recall.

Summit Libraries Materials

You can find materials at other Pacific Northwest academic institutions (called "Summit") through the catalog. Log in to request delivery of these materials to the hold shelf at the Info Desk. Most Summit materials check out for 6 weeks, subject to recall. There are no renewals on Summit items. 

Your Library Account

For information about how to see what you have requested/checked out and how to pay library fines, take a look at this page. Fines and fees information, including appeals, is on the UW Libraries Library Account Services Fines page.